RFT Gear is all about custom rods. We provide a unique selection of premium blanks and components so that you can choose the exact items you want when building your own rod. We also offer a custom professional rod building service so that you may order your dream rod al a carte and to your own specifications.
RFT Gear’s own Jussi Sojakka from Tampere, Finland builds classic glass and carbon graphite fly rods to order. Jussi has the entire RFT Gear assortment of blanks and components from which to choose in order to build the exact configuration you want.
Jussi has built numerous custom fly rods on Swift Fly Fishing’s Epic blanks over the last several years now and he has closely followed the material development which has led to the current models of Zentron Fast Glass and G2 Carbon Graphite in Silica Nano Matrix adhesive technology. His “feel” for and familiarity with the unique characteristics of these blanks allows him to craft the best custom fly rod possible from these components. He is also the first custom rod builder to build on the new Red Truck fly rod blanks introduced just this year.
In addition to his role as craftsman and rodsmith, Jussi works as designer and is an accomplished fly caster and angler. He has tested fly rods built from each of the blanks offered in the RFT Gear assortment. This unique insight allows him to give each customer a detailed and practical description of the casting and fishing properties of each during the consultation process and before ordering the rod. We think this is fairly rare, if not unique and the end result is simply a better custom rod and complete customer satisfaction.
We’ve included a few photos of his work below and we’ll be posting more soon. Please direct custom rod inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org